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Notre Dame Football: Quarterback Brendon Clark to enter transfer portal

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According to a report by 247’s Tom Loy, Notre Dame Fighting Irish quarterback Brendon Clark is entering the transfer portal.

While “just” a 3-Star prospect coming out of Midlothian, Virginia, Clark was very highly thought of as a quarterback prospect by the Irish staff. Clark has been recovering from a serious leg injury that actually stems from his time in high school, and because the injury needed surgery — Notre Dame hit the transfer portal for Jack Coan in 2021. Without a doubt, I firmly believe that without the injury, the QB battle this offseason would have been between Clark, Drew Pyne, and Tyler Buchner... with Clark as the starter.

Clark was once committed to the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, and I fully expect him to end up at an ACC school. With that said, there aren’t any schools that are being tossed around as a landing spot.

As of right now; Tyler Buchner, Drew Pyne, and Ron Powlus III are expected to return to Notre Dame in 2022 with commitment Steve Angeli in that group as well. If you want a little more context, LSU Tigers 5-Star QB commit Walker Howard is taking an official visit to Notre Dame for this weekend’s game against the USC Trojans.

2022 Notre Dame Football Scholarship Chart

Position / Year Freshmen Sophomore Junior Senior 5th/6th Year
Position / Year Freshmen Sophomore Junior Senior 5th/6th Year
Quarterback Steve Angeli Tyler Buchner, Ron Powlus III Drew Pyne - -
Running Back Jadarian Price, Gi'Bran Payne Logan Diggs, Audric Estime Chris Tyree - -
Tight End Eli Raridon, Holden Staes Cane Berrong, Mitchell Evans Michael Mayer, Kevin Bauman - -
Wide Receiver Tobias Merriweather Lorenzo Styles, Deion Colzie, Jayden Thomas - - Braden Lenzy, Joe Wilkins, Avery Davis, Matt Salerno
Center Ashton Craig Pat Coogan - Zeke Correll Jarrett Patterson
Guard Billy Schrauth Rocco Spindler - Andrew Kristofic, Josh Lugg
Tackle Joey Tanona, Ty Chan, Aamil Wagner Blake Fisher, Joe Alt, Caleb Johnson Michael Carmody, Tosh Baker - -
Defensive Tackle Donovan Hinish, Tyson Ford Gabriel Rubio Aidan Keanaaina, Rylie Mills Howard Cross, Jacob Lacey Jayson Ademilola, Chris Smith
Defensive End Aiden Gobaira Jason Onye, Will Schweitzer Alexander Ehrensberger, Jordan Botelho NaNa Osafo-Mensah, Isaiah Foskey, Osita Ekwonu Justin Ademilola
Linebacker Nolan Ziegler, Joshua Burnham, Junior Tuihalamaka, Jaylen Sneed Prince Kollie - Jack Kiser, Marist Liufau, JD Bertrand Bo Bauer
Safety Jayden Bellamy Justin Walters Xavier Watts, Ramon Henderson, Brandon Joesph - D.J. Brown, Houston Griffith
Cornerback Jayden Mickey, Benjamin Morrison Ryan Barnes, Chance Tucker, Philip Riley Clarence Lewis Cam Hart TaRiq Bracy
Specialists Bryce McFerson (P) Josh Bryan (K) Alex Peitsch (LS) - Michael Vinson (LS), Blake Grupe (K)
Totals 22/85 (22) 45/85 (23) 60/85 (15) 71/85 (11) 86/85 (15)

Good luck to Brendon in whatever his future holds. I’ll always be rooting for him, and his incredible hair.